New Delhi. On (21.06.2021), NIA arrested two absconding accused persons namely (1) Harbhinder Singh @ Pinder @ Dhillon r/o Jeobala, & (2) Navpreet Singh @ Nav r/o Jhamke.
The case was initially registered at PS Bhikhiwind, Tarn Taran relating to murder of Comrade Balwinder Singh, a Shaurya Chakra Awardee, at his residence-cum-school in Bhikhiwind, District Tarn Taran, on 16.10.2020. NIA had re-registered the case dated 26.01.2021 and taken over the investigation. NIA had earlier filed chargesheet against 08 accused persons in the case.
Investigation has revealed that absconding accused Navpreet Singh and Harbhinder Singh are close aides of charge-sheeted accused Inderjit Singh @ Inder who had conducted the reconnaissance of the target and were actively involved in the conspiracy of killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu. Both the accused were produced before NIA Special Court, Mohali and have been taken in NIA custody for four days.